Bebe Rexha is already apologizing for her heartbreaking ‘Sabotage’ music video

It just hits different.
April 16, 2021 9:04 a.m. EST
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Listen all ya’ll, it’s a sabotage! Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha just dropped her new single “Sabotage” this morning, off her upcoming album Better Mistakes and the accompanying music video has already reduced fans and music lovers into a puddle of tears.

“Why do I sabotage/everything I love?/The walls are closing in because I built them up,” she sings in full-force vocals right off the bat, and the stunning visuals from the video play off of the themes of sadness, self-destruction, and isolation.

Directed by Christian Breslauer (who had directed videos for Marshmello, Doja Cat, Roddy Ricch, Jason Derulo, Chris Brown, and Lil Baby), we first see Bebe inside an abandoned home with a meadow at her feet, then she’s in the sitting room that is slowing sinking in water. All the glass and mirrors around her shatter, then with a match in her hand, she sets the entire house ablaze.

“Matches in my back pocket/I’m the queen of burning bridges,” she bellows as the metaphoric house she built turns to ash. This is an absolute serve by the New York artist.

Stans were understandably not prepared for Bebe to hit them this hard.

With so many tissues being passed about the viewing party, Bebe had to apologize mere hours after dropping the video for making everyone bawl.

“Sorry wasn’t trying to make you cry. Just feel,” she tweeted this morning. Oh really, Madame Rexha? If you didn’t mean to make us cry, then perhaps you can explain why you are basically the reinvention of this meme?

Memes don’t lie.

Bebe has announced that her new album Better Mistakes will drop May 7th, and she has already released the cover art and tracklisting that boasts several big-name collaborations, including Doja Cat, Travis Barker, Rick Ross, Lil Uzi Vert, and Ty Dolla $ign and Trevor Daniel.

The album, which is the follow up to her 2018 debut album, Expectations, was previously delayed because of the pandemic.

“I know my fans are super frustrated because they want new music,” the singer wrote on Twitter last Summer. “I promise you my team and I have been working harder than ever. Every day, every single week. We haven’t stopped.”

She went on to call the new album “the best project I have ever worked on,” adding: “I cannot wait for you to hear it. It’s just that we don’t feel like it’s right to release an album during these times. As soon as the world is in a better place we will release it all. We are just waiting for when the time feels right. I promise you it is worth the wait.”

Considering these reactions to “Sabotage,” we’d say the new timing is spot on. 

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